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Everett Hogelin Memorial Award to Kirkmeyer

Posted on 02/04/2020
Everett Hogelin Memorial Award to KirkmeyerDuring the Fort Lupton Fire Protection District annual awards banquet last Saturday, Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer was presented with the organization’s prestigious Everett Hogelin Memorial Award. The award, named after the community leader and former member of the Fort Lupton Fire Department, is “presented annually…to the individual most exemplifying the characteristics of humility, dedicated citizenship and sincere concern for his fellow man that were lived by Everett Hogelin.”

Kirkmeyer’s service as chair of the e911 Authority Board for three years, chair of the North I-25 Coalition and the Highway 85 Coalition, president of the Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority Board, as well as her support of the families in the oil and gas industry, were all highlighted by Hogelin’s adult children who presented her with the honor. Recognition was also made of Kirkmeyer’s work with the Boys and Girls Club of Weld County and Fort Lupton, her volunteer service with the South Platte Historical Society and her service as vice-chair for the Family Resource Center of South Weld County.

“It is always wonderful to be recognized for your work,” said Kirkmeyer, “but when that recognition comes directly from your own home-town community, it’s extra special. I am truly honored and humbled to receive this award.”